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Postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) presents in approximately 5% of women. Its incidence, clinical characteristics, and evolution were studied in a nonselected population of Mediterranean women. Six hundred five healthy women, recruited between the 36th week of pregnancy and the 4th postpartum day, underwent initial clinical and biological evaluation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of treatment with TSH suppressive dose of levothyroxine in patients with benign thyroid nodules. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. Group A (n = 20) patients received levothyroxine and group B (n = 20) patients did not. The dose of levothyroxine was adjusted to obtain an effective suppression of TSH. A clinical,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the diagnostic role of serum IGF-I, IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), IGF-I/IGFBP-3 molar ratio and urinary GH (uGH) excretion in adult GH deficiency (GHD). DESIGN Twenty-seven adults (age range: 18-71 years) with severe GHD, defined by a peak GH response to an insulin tolerance test below 3microg/l in patients with at least one(More)
The humoral innate immune response of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) against the myxozoan Enteromyxum leei has been studied. At 10, 22, 38, 52 and 108 days of cohabitation fish were sampled to examine gut histology and to determine serum innate immune parameters and the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1beta and TNFalpha) in(More)
The cellular innate immune response of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) against the myxozoan Enteromyxum leei was studied. Enteromyxosis was transmitted by maintaining uninfected fish (recipients) together with infected animals. A group of fish not exposed to the infection served as controls. After 10, 22, 38, 52 and 108 days, control and recipient fish(More)
The effect of subclinical hyperthyroidism on bone mineral density is controversial and could be significant in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who receive suppressive doses of levothyroxine (LT4). To ascertain whether prolonged treatment with LT4 to suppress thyrotropin had a deleterious effect on bone mineral density and/or calcium(More)
BACKGROUND Androgen receptor (AR) gene mutations are the most frequent cause of 46,XY disorders of sex development (DSD) and are associated with a variety of phenotypes, ranging from phenotypic women [complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS)] to milder degrees of undervirilization (partial form or PAIS) or men with only infertility (mild form or(More)
BACKGROUND The level of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and its determinants in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) are currently controversial. DESIGN OF THE STUDY We measured GFR and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF) in 121 consecutive NIDDM without evidence of overt diabetic nephropathy. Age varied from 28 to 70 years, 61.2% were women(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess lipids and lipoprotein composition and the relationship between lipoprotein abnormalities and urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in select type II diabetic patients with stable metabolic control. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Fifty-five type II diabetic patients and 55 healthy control subjects both with a body mass index < 30 kg/m2 were(More)